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Australia takes on the high frontier

By Malcolm Davis In an earlier post I highlighted that Australia is set to embrace a more active role in space. This shift away from a primarily earth-bound focus on space opens up some...

The expensive Pacific

By Stephen Howes At a lecture last year to DFAT graduates, I was explaining why developing countries are, as the hardware chain Bunnings claims to be, characterized by lower prices. It’s known as the...

Quilliam Bulletin 01-03-2018

By Quilliam Admin Maajid Nawaz to feature in BBC Documentary Quilliam International Founder, Maajid Nawaz, features in the upcoming BBC Radio 4 Documentary, The Silence of Liberals by Nick Cohen. The documentary will explore...

National security wrap

By Christopher Dixon, Jessica Clarence, Amelia Meurant-Tompkinson and Melissa Liberatore The beat Floating in a winter wonderland A Canadian man attempted to escape police by floating down a river on an ice block. Police...

The politics of national memory

By Shlomo Ben-Ami When, on a visit to Warsaw in 1970, German Chancellor Willy Brandt suddenly dropped to his knees before the Monument to the Ghetto Uprising, Władysław Gomułka, Poland’s communist leader, whispered, ‘wrong...

OneSKY—too much blue-sky?

By Marcus Hellyer Those who follow large-scale Defence acquisitions might think they know which project the following statement—taken directly from Defence’s own project reporting—refers to: The … acquisition originally intended to procure a largely...

Australia and nuclear strategy: the empty middle ground?

By Rod Lyon Some years ago, Christine Leah and I published an article that explored Australian thinking about nuclear weapons and strategy. We argued that for more than six decades Australians had essentially espoused...

Climate security in the Trumpian era

By Michael Thomas As anticipated, Donald Trump’s recent US national security strategy (NSS) airbrushed climate change out of existence. If only it were that easy. Although not surprising, the removal of climate change as...

Cold War II

By Richard N. Haass The Cold War lasted four decades, in many ways both beginning and ending in Berlin. The good news is that it stayed cold—largely because nuclear weapons introduced a discipline missing...

Air Force T-6s Return to Flight; OBOGS Monitoring Cited

By Colin Clark WASHINGTON: The basic training plane for Air Force pilots, the propeller-driven T-6 Texan, is returning to flight almost one month after being grounded after a series of unexplained physiological events (what...

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